SAFETRANS: THE SAFE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF MARINE TRANSPORTS
SafeTrans is an integrated tool to design and operate marine heavy lift transports and installations of major facilities in a safe and efficient manner using state of the art analysis methods, databases, and hydrodynamics. SafeTrans covers all types of marine transportations of any distance, and shorter tow-outs and installations. SafeTrans can also provide guidance for critical operations such as pipe-lays, platform removal or drilling.The present version is V8.0.13.
Towing and installation of offshore facilities involves a broad spectrum of expertise and companies. With this in mind, the project was formed as a Joint Industry Project (JIP) with the goal to attract all the major players including towing & heavy lift companies, oil companies, drilling contractors, insurers, designers and warranty surveyors.This goal was achieved with remarkable success: the JIP attracted 32 companies. These companies have worked closely together during the development to insure that the considerable experience of the participants is included in the Safetrans software.
After the first release in 2001, a User Group has been formed with at present 15 members, providing valuable feedback and exchange of user experience. The software has been approved as engineering tool for marine transports and operations by DNV since 2007.